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Our Mission

Our primary mission is to provide Miami University's students with a systematic and extensive exposure to European society and culture in a high quality academic environment.

A second mission is to be a source of scholarly enrichment and professional development for the faculty and staff of the University, for core professors, visiting scholars/professors workshop and seminar directors, and for professors teaching in summer programs.

A third mission is to provide support for short-term courses and summer academic workshops in a variety of fields, in order to further increase the opportunities for Miami's students and faculty and staff to lean about and to become familiar with Europe.

Specific Goals

To fulfill our missions we have established and are committed to a number of specific goals:

  • To provide a comprehensive program that a) integrates classroom instruction in the Social Sciences, the Humanities and the Fine Arts, Business Administration, and Education, related supervised field study and language classes in French and German b) provides the opportunity to participate in the daily life of a household in a foreign country and c) encourages educational travel to other parts of Europe, both as course related study tours and in pursuit of individual interests.
  • To maintain and to enlarge MUDEC's contacts, visibility and reputation with diverse institutions and individuals representing the educational, cultural, business and professional communities of Luxembourg and neighboring countries.
  • To provide academic and cultural links between Miami University, Luxembourg, and the United States.
  • To search for financial and other support from outside sources.

MUDEC Information Session (2022)

MUDEC Student Life

Program Highlights

  • Tuition and fees are comparable to a semester in Oxford, making MUDEC a cost-effective study-abroad program.
  • Students from all majors may participate.
  • Luxembourg is a 3 hours train ride from 5 countries.
  • MUDEC students take Miami courses and earn Miami credit.
  • Facility operated by Miami with on-site staff readily accessible.
  • All courses are taught in English except for language courses.
  • Homestay experience promotes immersion and cultural exchange and students have the opportunity to room with friends on request.
  • Apartment and shared living arrangements are also available.
  • Students get to know the community through out-of-classroom service opportunities.
  • Weekly discovery tours provide pre-organized travel opportunities that are often at no cost to students.
  • Immersion into European culture that allows students to apply many concepts they are learning in the classroom to real-life experiences.
  • Students have the opportunity to complete internships, volunteer experiences, and other resume builders while studying and traveling abroad.
  • Curriculum is established to allow nearly all students courses to fulfill graduation and major requirements.

MUDEC's Lasting Impressions

MUDEC strives to provide an academically challenging, relevant and exciting learning and growth experience. Students return having developed a greater degree of intellectual curiosity, tolerance, problem-solving skills, independence, self-respect, and confidence, thereby preparing them to become mature and responsible members of society.

Our program has been very successful in attaining these goals and objectives. Almost without exception, MUDEC students look at their European experience as the most formative and outstanding one in their university years, or even their lives! The expression coined by students, “After Luxembourg, you will never be the same again,” is a testimony to this special experience we create.

MUDEC Méinden

MUDEC Méinden is a newsletter by the MUDEC Community for the MUDEC Community. MUDEC Méinden is published every other Monday from the Miami Luxembourg campus, the John E. Dolibois European Center (MUDEC). A publication team consisting of the Editor and student Junior Editors creates and collects content, coming from current students, MUDEC alumni, professors, host families, and more.


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Contact Information

Global Initiatives

214 MacMillan Hall
531 E Spring St.
Oxford, OH 45056
513-529-8600 513-529-8608 fax

Château de Differdange

1, Impasse du Château
L-4524 Differdange
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg